Matt Smith On The Royals Reactions To The Crown

Matt Smith spilled alllll the tea on what numerous members of the royal household considered his portrayal of Prince Phillip within the early seasons of The Crown.

Talking on the Today show, Matt started by speaking about his first pre-Crown royal interplay with Charles. “I met the now-King Charles, informed him that I assumed he had fabulous footwear, which he informed me he had for 30 years,” he recalled.

Nevertheless, his position as Prince Phillip acquired him one obvious fan: Prince Harry. “I met Harry as soon as on the polo, which sounds a bit grand, however it wasn’t that grand,” Matt continued, explaining how Harry cam as much as him and shook his hand. “He walked as much as me and went, ‘Granddad.’”

“He watched the present,” Matt added. “I can’t declare to know if he watches it at present, however he watched a little bit of it then.”

As for the massive cheese, he added, “I heard the Queen had watched it, and she or he used to look at it on a projector on a Sunday night time, apparently — and I do know Philip undoubtedly didn’t.”

The intel on Philip got here from a good friend who attended a dinner with the royal. “By the top of the meal he was like, ‘Philip I’ve to ask, have you ever watched The Crown?” Matt defined. “Apparently, he turned spherical to him and went, ‘Do not be ridiculous.'”

You’ll be able to watch the total interview here.